The Shape of Things (2015 Season)

The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute
May 21st - 24th, 2015

When Adam, an awkward and shy English Major, and Evelyn, an opinionated and radical Arts Major, meet in unusual circumstances at The Museum, Adam's life is thrown into a whirlwind of change. Some of his friends approve of the changes in his life style. Some of them don't. As Adam and Evelyn's relationship deepens, Adam struggles with straddling the line between compromising for a loved one, and sacrificing everything, including his identity.

The Shape of Things premiered in London at the Almeida Theatre on May 24th 2001. It was subsequently produced in New York at the Promenade Theater.

Featuring: Luke Bond, Miles Butler, Margaret Jane, Elizabeth Pegg
Creative Team: Ethan Labourdette (Director), Matt Mingle (Stage Manager), Jason Fok (Lighting Designer), TJ Firneno (Scenic Design)

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Margaret Jane (Evelyn) is delighted to be appearing in Duke's Eye's debut production! She wishes to extend an enormous thank you to every single person who helped to make this dream a reality, especially Elizabeth Pegg, Eric Nyberg, and Ethan Labourdette. Since graduating from AMDA NY in the fall of 2012, MJ has mainly been focusing on her songwriting career. Her first album, Some Sweet Day, is available to stream and download across the internet; find out more at

Elizabeth Pegg (Jenny) is excited to be starting this journey with Duke's Eye Productions! Favorite credits include: The 25th...Spelling Bee ( Marcy Park), Picnic (Rosemary), and Why Don't I Have a Girlfriend? (P.C.) as part of the Planet Connections Festivity. Elizabeth holds a BA in Theatre from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Luke Bond (Phillip) The Cortland Repertory Theater (Sherlock Holmes) The Point Theater (Research Subjects) The Ritz Playhouse (Clever Dick, High School Reunion, The Drowsy Chaperone) and many others. Writer of Initiation, Produced Off-Broadway (The Clurman Theater). Writer/Producer of Foggy Dew(Nom. For Best Lead Actor at Venus/Adonis Theater Fest.). Trained at AMDA.

Miles Butler (Adam) is ecstatic to be making his Duke's Eye debut! Miles recently appeared inMicro Shrimp for NJPC and The Blind at the Flea Theater. DC Theater: Woolly Mammoth, Studio, Folger, Synetic, Kennedy Center, Ford's, Wolf Trap, Olney; International (UK): Cavern Club (Liverpool), Prince's Theatre (Clacton-On-Sea); Favorite Roles: Posner (History Boys), Chet (Rough Magic), Echo-Boom (Pangea); BFA: Brooklyn College; Miles is a proud Bat at the Flea Theater. He also works in film and television, and is a champion swing dancer. Love to my family. @milesdoesstuff

Creative Team

Ethan Labourdette (Director) Ethan is a New Orleans native who has been living, acting and directing in New York City. His last directing project was Foggy Dew by Luke Bond for the Venus/Adonis festival. His is excited to be working with Duke's Eye Production and to be able to direct one of his favorite shows with Shape of Things. He'd like to thank his cast for all their work on this project and his family and friends for their support, pranks, and general shenanigans.

Matt Mingle (Stage Manager) Originally from central Pennsylvania, Matt has been acting in New York since 2010. His recent credits include The History of the Devil at the NYC Fringe Festival and promotional videos for I, Spy the board game. This is his first attempt at stage management, but believes his experiences with carpentry and miniature golf will prove useful.

TJ Firneno (Set Designer) is currently working on his M.Sc. degree in Biology at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. While working on his degree, TJ works heavily as an actor, designer, director, choreographer, and producer for numerous community theaters in Pittsburgh, PA. Set design credits include: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (also director), Suddenly, Last Summer, Lend Me A Tenor (also director), Doubt, House of Blue Leaves, and many more. Visit his website at

Jason Fok (Lighting Designer) is a graduate of Ithaca College where he received his BFA in Theatrical Design and Production. Recent credits: Taka Kigawa Pianist Concert (Bernie Wohl Center), NYC Dance Arts Festiva; (LA TEA), Open Blue Sky (Stella Adler) Visuality (Flamboyan, Cevantes & Aristphere), I Catch You Dreaming (Flamboyan), Stein Drag (Bushwhick Starr), The Tutors (Kraine Theatre), The Dining Room & Rimers Of Eldridge (Gloria Maddox Theatre), Working Theatre Director Salon (The Wild Project), You've Been Tartuffed (Chernuchin).